New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education will host a presentation of “Torture and the Future,” a working paper by University of California, Santa Barbara Associate Professor Lisa Hajjar, on Monday, Feb. 9, 3-5 p.m. Hajjar’s research is a sociological study of the Israeli military court system. Previously, she has studied human rights and humanitarian law, gender and domestic violence in Islamic societies, and questions of security, legality and ethnic communities after Sept. 11. Hajjar’s forthcoming book, Courting Conflict: The Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza, will be published by the University of California Press. Allen Feldman, an associate professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Culture and Communication, will discuss Hajjar’s work. Feldman’s research includes an ethnography, Formations of Violence: The Narrative of the Body and Political Terror in Northern Ireland (University of Chicago), and numerous articles on political violence. For a copy of Hajjar’s paper, please send an electronic mail message to

* WHAT: “Torture and the Future” Lecture   * WHO: Lisa Hajjar, University of California, Santa Barbara; Allen Feldman, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education   * WHEN: Monday, Feb. 9, 3-5 p.m.   * WHERE: Kevorkian Center Research Workshop, 50 Washington Square South, (212) 998-8877 

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The Hagop Kevorkian Center at NYU was created in 1966 to support the study of the modern Middle East and promote a more informed understanding of the region. The activities of the center focus on the contemporary political economy and cultures of the area from North Africa to Central Asia, and on the historical processes that have shaped the present.

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